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The Slow Evolution of a New Home

When my beloved and I purchased our “fixer-upper” retirement home last year, we weren’t thinking The Money Pit – we were seeing possibilities. We had a home inspector and a contractor go through the house with us to help us make a realistic … Continue reading

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Future Challenge – Could You Live Overseas?

Challenge #24 Have you ever thought of living in another country – or retiring to one? My beloved would love to move around – getting a flat for six months or so in each of the cities and we’d love … Continue reading

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Facing the Future and Enjoying the Passage of Time

The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time Any fool can do it There ain’t nothing to it Nobody knows how we got to The top of the hill But since we’re on our way down We might … Continue reading

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Future Challenge – Are you a Gambler or a Squirrel?

Challenge #9 When we’re young, we think we have all the time in the world to save for our later years. It seems there are always more urgent needs than saving. Besides, there are government programs that provide income and … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That…

So, I’m back to my game of Financing Retirement. The Money In half of the equation doesn’t start when we turn fifty or sixty.  The things we do all through our adult lives will set the stage for retirement planning. … Continue reading

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Travel Plans

It’s time to start making some serious plans for where my beloved and I might travel this year.  Last year, most of my travel was to see my mom and sister a few states away, and most of my husband’s … Continue reading

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